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Approved Investments
(Overall)
Approved Investments
(Manufacturing Sector)
Approved Investments
(Services Sector)
Approved Investments
(Primary Sector)
Investment
Performance

Approved Private Investments in Various Economic Sectors, 2020 & 2019

 

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment (RM million) * Foreign Investment (RM million) * Total Investment (RM million) *
   2020 2019  2020 2019  2020 2019  2020 2019  2020 2019
Primary Sector 23 66 831 1,026 4,983.4 3,218.4 1,057.4 3,799.9 6,040.9 7,018.3
Manufacturing Sector 1,049 988 80,190 78,606 34,680.7 28,288.5 56,579.9 54,444.1 91,260.6 82,732.5
Services Sector 3,527 4,233 33,652 44,441 60,168.5 96,968.4 6,529.5 24,664.2 66,698.0 121,632.6
Total 4,599 5,287 114,673 124,073 99,832.6 128,475.3 64,166.8 82,908.2 163,999.5 211,383.5
 
 
 

Approved Investments (Manufacturing Sector)

Overview: Projects Approved, 2020 & 2019

 

  2020 2019
New Expansion/
Diversification
Total New Expansion/
Diversification
Total
Number 547  502 1,049 535 453 988
Potential
Employment
56,003  24,187 80,190 47,000 31,606 78,606
Total Capital
Invesment
(RM million)
61,058.7 30,201.9 91,260.6 45,203.4 37,529.1 82,732.5
– Domestic invesment* 24,305.9 10,374.8 34,680.7 17,425.1 10,863.4 28,288.5 
– Foreign Investment* 36,752.8 19,827.1 56,579.9 27,778.3 26,665.8 54,444.1
  2020 2019
New Expansion/
Diversification
Total New Expansion/
Diversification
Total
Number 547 502 1,049 535 453 988
Potential
Employment
56,003 24,187 80,190 47,000 31,606 78,606
Total Capital
Invesment
(USD million)
15,151.0 7,494.3 22,645.3 11,052.2 9,175.8 20,228.0
– Domestic invesment* 6,031.2 2,574.4 8,605.6 4,260.4 2,656.1 6,916.5
– Foreign Investment* 9,119.8 4,919.9 14,039.7 6,791.8 6,519.7 13,311.5

 

 

Note*: Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

2020 : US$1 = RM4.03
2019: US$1 = RM4.09

 

 

 

 

Projects Approved by Major Country, 2020 & 2019

 

Country 2020 2019
Foreign Invesment (RM million)
China 17,752.4 15,300.3
Singapore 8,832.6 5,614.2
Netherland 6,536.9 997.4
Country 2020 2019
Foreign Invesment (USD million)
China 4,405.1 3,740.9 
Singapore 2,191.7 1,372.7 
Netherland  1,622.1 243.9 

 

 

Note*: Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

2020 : US$1 = RM4.03 
2019: US$1 = RM4.09

 

 

 

 

Projects Approved by State, 2020 & 2019

 

 
State 2020 2019
Domestic Investment*
(RM million)
Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Total Proposed Capital Investment* (RM million) Domestic Investment*
(RM million)
Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Total Proposed Capital Investment* (RM million)
Selangor 6,946.0 11,479.1 18,425.2 6,625.4 10,414.9 17,040.2
Sarawak 477.9   15,252.6 15,730.5 837.4 1,745.1   2,582.5
Pulau Pinang 3,562.8 10,550.2 14,113.0 1,854.9 15,000.4 16,855.4

 

State 2020 2019
Domestic Investment*
(USD million)
Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Total Proposed Capital Investment* (USD million) Domestic Investment*
(USD million)
Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Total Proposed Capital Investment* (USD million)
Selangor  1,723.6 2,848.4   4,572.0 1,619.9 2,546.4 4,166.3
Sarawak 118.6 3,784.8 3,903.3   204.7 426.7 631.4  
Pulau Pinang 884.1 2,617.9 3,502.0 453.5 3,667.6 4,121.1

 

 

Note*: Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

2020 : US$1 = RM4.03 
2019: US$1 = RM4.09

 

 

 

 

Projects Approved by Major Industry, 2020 & 2019

 

Industry 2020 2019
Domestic Investment*
(RM million)
Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Total Proposed Capital
Investment* (RM million)
Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Domestic Investment*
(RM million)
Total Proposed Capital
Investment* (RM million)
Electrical &
Electronics
2,087.6 13,550.8 15,638.4 3,866.1 21,793.5 25,659.6
Petroleum Products
(Inc. Petrochemicals)
12,551.1 2,942.6 15,493.7 2,066.8 1,099.0 3,165.8
Basic Metal
Products 
331.1 14,053.7 14,384.8 263.3 431.1 694.4
Paper, Printing &
Publishing 
918.9 6,918.7 7,837.6 515.6 10,239.3 10,754.9
Machinery &
Equipment 
2,321.6 4,764.1 7,085.7 1,581.1 2,880.9 4,461.9
Chemicals &
Chemical Products 
1,636.5 4,633.8 6,270.3 2,103.3 2,648.6 4,751.9
Rubber
Products 
3,889.8 405.8 4,295.6 1,562.1 3,018.5 4,580.5

 

Industry 2020 2019
Domestic Investment*
(USD million)
Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Total Proposed Capital
Investment* (USD million)
Domestic Investment*
(USD million)
Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Total Proposed Capital
Investment* (USD million)
Electrical &
Electronics
518.0 3,362.5 3,880.5 945.3 5,328.5 6,273.8
Petroleum Products
(Inc. Petrochemicals)
3,114.4 730.2 3,844.6 505.3 268.7 774.0
Basic Metal
Products 
82.2 3,487.3 3,569.4 64.4 105.4 169.8
Paper, Printing &
Publishing 
228.0 1,716.8 1,944.8 126.1 2,503.5 2,629.6
Machinery &
Equipment 
576.1 1,182.2 1,758.2 386.6 704.4 1,090.9
Chemicals &
Chemical Products 
406.1 1,149.8 1,555.9 514.3 647.6 1,161.8
Rubber
Products 
965.2 100.7 1,065.9 381.9 738.0 1,119.9

 

 

Note*: Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

2020 : US$1 = RM4.03 
2019: US$1 = RM4.09

 

 

Approved Investments (Services Sector)

Approved Private Investments In Services Sectors, 2020 & 2019

 

  Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment (RM million)* Foreign Investment (RM million)* Total Investment (RM million)*
Services Sub-Sector  2020 2019
 2020 2019
 2020 2019
 2020 2019
 2020 2019
Global Establishments 141 169 704 1,058 0.0 0.0 595.2 11,751.4 595.2 11,751.4
Support Services 745 536 6,278 4,065 4,389.6 4,748.4 788.3 908.3 5,177.8 5,656.7
MSC Status 45 0 3,794 0 2,593.4 0.0 1,323.5 0.0 3,917.0 0.0
Transport 7 9 0 0 394.9 431.4 37.6 70.0 432.5 501.4
Real Estate 1,045 1,279 NA NA 31,250.0 40,852.6 0.0 0.0 31,250.0 40,852.6
Utilities NA NA 0 3 10,762.3 33,083.7 0.0 0.0 10,762.3 33,083.7
Telecommunications** 426 537 NA NA 5,158.9 7,979.0 0.0 0.0 5,158.9 7,979.0
Distributive Trade 613 1,136 18,186 30,379 750.6 1,172.3 2,986.1 10,525.4 3,736.6 11,697.8
Hotel &Tourism 38 71 2,088 5,625 2,812.1 4,815.4 21.6 301.9 2,833.7 5,117.3
Financial Services 28 24 221 119 1,743.9 3,426.6 757.1 718.0 2,500.9 4,144.6
Health Services 0 7 0 772 0.0 110.5 0.0 227.6 0.0 338.1
Education Services 429 463 1,887 2,360 184.1 348.2 10.9 121.6 195.0 469.8
Other Services 10 2 494 60 128.9 0.3 9.2 40.0 138.1 40.2
Total 3,527 4,233 33,652 44,441 60,168.5 96,968.4 6,529.5 24,664.2 66,698.0 121,632.6

Note :

* : Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

** : Data is only up to September 2020

NA: Data not available

 

Approved Investments (Primary Sector)

Approved Private Investments In Primary Sectors, 2020 & 2019

Primary Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment (RM million)* Foreign Investment (RM million)* Total Investment (RM million)*
   2020 2019  2020 2019  2020 2019   2020 2019   2020 2019
Agriculture 1 9 3 407 2.4 135.1 0.0 0.0 2.4 135.1
Mining 11 38 24 106 4,954.0 2,791.7 1,057.4 3,799.9 6,011.5 6,591.7
Plantation & Commodities 11 19 804 513 27.0 291.6 0.0 0.0 27.0 291.6
Total 23 66 831 1,026 4,983.4 3,218.4 1,057.4 3,799.9 6,040.9 7,018.3

Note * : Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

 

 

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